I wanted to share a fun testing activity that we’ve done at my company and I wanted to ask what fun testing activities have you done or been a part of before?
The reason I ask is within my company each quarter we gather all the Quality Engineers together for a day of talks from external speakers, networking, ice-breakers and team building tasks. I’m looking to gather a few ideas and I thought it might be useful for us all to share experiences too!
A couple of activites we’ve done before include:
A Testathon! - that’s right not a hackathon but a testathon.
We split the entire QA community into teams and gave each a particular website. The idea was that the teams would go away for 2 hours to understand their product, define what they were going to test, how they captured their results, prioritise their bugs and make recommendations. This was all then presented back at the end of the activity.
We received great feedback from this event all of my colleagues found it exciting and challenging.
A Coding challenge
We had mix feedback for this one, the technical QAs loved it, but the not so technical QAs found it a steep learning curve and found they were just waiting for other team members to solve it before copy and pasting their solution! We will definitely re-think this activity if we were going to run something like this again by perhaps having purely beginner teams work on particular beginner problems.
I hope that the above activities give you some food for thought on how you could run them within your work place!
Which brings me back to my question… What fun testing activities have you ran or been involved in? What feedback did you receive and how would you improve it if you were to run it again?
Please reach out to me if you have any questions about the activities we’ve ran, I’d be happy to share